Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Criteria & Process

Your journey begins with self-reflection. Any master's program is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money, so it is important that you find the right program to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. "Fit" with a program occurs at the intersection of your story and ambitions and the school's story and ambitions. Before you apply, take some time to reflect on both.

Innovate and Leave a Legacy

"Innovation" and "legacy" are cornerstones for Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University. Think about how these terms apply to your own experiences and goals, then within the application, use that insight to help demonstrate how you might fit in with the culture of our two institutions.

  • Why do you want a "front row seat" to China? In other words, why are you interested in this immersion experience in China?
  • What legacy do you hope to leave at Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University?
  • After graduation, what impact do you hope to have in your work and broader communities?

The online application is now available!

Review the information below to prepare to apply:

Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your "best" application. Contact Admissions Counselor Elizabeth Jones at mms-dku-info@fuqua.duke.edu if you would like more information or if you have any questions about the application.

Non-citizens of the United States, requiring an F-1 visa to study in Durham and who are not already enrolled in schools in the US and eligible for a transfer, must apply by the Round 3 deadline (Jan. 30, 2017) to ensure sufficient time for visa processing. After Round 3, contact us to inquire about applying.

The Office of Admissions will continue to accept applications from US citizens and permanent residents through early May. Applications submitted after the Round 5 deadline will be considered on a rolling basis. Please contact an admissions counselor at mms-dku-info@fuqua.duke.edu if you plan to submit an application after the Round 5 deadline.

Application Deadlines for 2016 - 2017

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Application Deadline Sept. 13, 2016 Nov. 29, 2016 Jan. 30, 2017 Mar. 7, 2017 Apr. 4, 2017
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Sept. 28, 2016 Jan. 10, 2017 Feb. 22, 2017 Mar. 20, 2017 Apr. 20, 2017
Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) &  not viewable on phone or mobile device) Nov. 1, 2016 Feb. 15, 2017 Mar. 28, 2017 Apr. 19, 2017 May 11, 2017
Blue Devil Experience Weekend (once admitted, you may attend this event)
Apr. 28-29, 2017
US Student Deposit Deadline Nov. 16, 2016 Mar. 8, 2017 Apr. 12, 2017 May 8, 2017 May 25, 2017
China/International Student Deposit Deadline Nov. 16, 2016 Mar. 8, 2017 Apr. 12, 2017 Apr. 28, 2017 May 22, 2017
China/International Student Visa Paperwork Deadline Apr. 4, 2017 Apr. 4, 2017 Apr. 17, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 29, 2017

On application deadline dates, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST).